LEXINGTON, Ky., Feb. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ramaco Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:METC) (“Ramaco”) announced today the pricing of its initial public offering of 6,000,000 shares of its common stock at $13.50 per share. Ramaco is offering 3,800,000 shares of its common stock and the selling stockholders named in the registration statement (the “Selling Stockholders”) on Form S-1 filed previously with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) are offering 2,200,000 shares of Ramaco’s common stock. The shares are expected to begin trading on The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC under the ticker symbol “METC” on February 3, 2017. In addition, certain of the Selling Stockholders have granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 900,000 shares of Ramaco’s common stock at the initial public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions. The offering is expected to close on February 8, 2017, subject to customary closing conditions.

Ramaco intends to use a portion of the approximately $43.7 million of net proceeds it will receive from this offering to pay in full the four-year promissory note held by Ramaco, LLC, an entity controlled by certain of Ramaco’s existing owners. Ramaco has not yet allocated the remainder of the net proceeds to a specific purpose, but has identified a number of projects to which it anticipates allocating such proceeds. Ramaco will not receive any of the proceeds from the sale of shares of Ramaco’s common stock by the Selling Stockholders.

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Jefferies LLC and BMO Capital Markets Corp. are acting as joint book-running managers and as representatives of the underwriters for the offering. Clarksons Platou Securities, Inc. and Seaport Global Securities LLC are also acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. When available, copies of the written prospectus for the offering may be obtained from:

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC
Attn: Prospectus Department
One Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10010
Telephone: 1-800-221-1037
Email: newyork.prospectus@credit-suisse.com

Jefferies LLC
520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10022
Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department
Telephone: (877) 547-6340
Email: Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com

BMO Capital Markets Corp.
3 Times Square, 25th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Attention: Equity Syndicate Department
Telephone: (800) 414-3627
Email: bmoprospectus@bmo.com